The Apiary Journal

General Archive

Beekeeping FAQs!

As we’re a small but very busy team, we often aren’t able to respond to general questions as quickly as we’d like to, so we sat down with Jez and put to him a list of the most commonly asked questions we receive – hopefully you’ll find what you were looking for here!

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2019 – what a year!

While we’re only just into autumn here in England and there are still more than a couple of weeks left of 2019, the beekeeping year has come to an end. Suddenly activity on the farm shifts its focus from almost constant bee-related work, to broader maintenance, improvements and our other workshops (and my favourite time […]

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New Christmas Workshops and Dates for 2020!

Since we moved to the farm we’ve become well known for our beekeeping workshops and experience days, which have been hugely popular, but quite a large part of the work here has been in developing a bare one acre site into almost entirely pollinator-friendly planted gardens. It’s been great fun, hard work, and at times […]

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Neal’s Yard Remedies Join Us On the Farm!

Yesterday we were joined by some of the Neal’s Yard Remedies team from their Covent Garden HQ and we had an absolute blast! As part of their annual community day they helped us to add even more environmentally friendly aspects to the Bees & Co. farm. Honeybees are an important part of the ecosystem but […]

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Hire the Barn

Our beautiful, creative training space is very popular! Call the office to check availability: 01778 487923 Enjoy the tranquility and charm of our rural location, with a few little luxuries to make your meeting even more comfortable… Our purpose built, air conditioned barn is well-insulated to keep you cosy during winter but cool during the summer. […]

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The UK’s first CarbonNeutral Honey Farm!

We are absolutely delighted and excited (and eating loads of delicious, British honey to celebrate) become the world’s first certified CarbonNeutral honey farm. This is a huge jewel in our environmental crown and really does mark the start of a great year for us, spearheading the importance of the British honeybee and British honey. With […]

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Celebrating 1 Year of Sustainability, Honey, Bees & CSR

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How to be plastic free and sustainable – UPDATED!

Such was the positive feedback of the first blog I posted back in November 2018, about how we go about helping the environment that I’ve updated it to include several other things we now do either daily or regularly. I hope you enjoy it! [May 2019] I’m no stereotypical eco warrior or shouty environmentalist but […]

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AWARD-WINNING ENVIRONMENTAL HONEYBEE FARMER LAUNCHES ‘BEEHIVE TWINNING’

A Lincolnshire business owner and ethical beekeeper has today launched a unique solution to help businesses offset their carbon emissions and boost the environment.  Jez Rose of Bees for Business – recipients of the coveted Green Tourism gold award for their outstanding commitment to sustainability – today launched “Beehive Twinning”, offering the opportunity to twin […]

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Going Carbon-Neutral With Honeybees!

“Go carbon neutral”; “help the environment”; “supercharge your corporate social responsibility (CSR)”; “be green” – organisations and businesses the world over are being encouraged to act, demonstrating their commitment to being more consciously aware of the impact they have on the world we live in. It’s great news for the environment itself, biodiversity and the […]

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